Category : Articles and Features

American Vampire Returns March 2014

The eagerly awaited return of American Vampire is almost here. Set to appear in March 2014, writer Scott Snyder and artist Rafael Albuquerque’s award winning Vertigo series will finally emerge from hiatus to pick up the events following the series’ last story arc “The Blacklist”, as the story of Pearl, Calvin, and Skinner Sweet shifts from the 1950’s and into the world of the swinging 60’s.

An Interview with Horror Author Darren Shan

New York Times bestselling author Darren Shan has sold over 25 million copies of his novels, worldwide. His young adult vampire series, The Saga of Darren Shan (also known as Cirque du Freak) has sold copies in 33 countries and in 30 languages, and was partially adapted for a major motion picture starring John C. Reilly and Salma Hayak in 2009.

On the Devil’s Road: The Vampire Chronicles Travel Guide [New Orleans Part I]

[dcs_blockquote author=”The Vampire Lestat (1985)” framed=”true”] From my stone pillow I have dreamed dreams of the mortal world above. I have heard its voices, its new music, as lullabies as I lie in my grave. I have envisioned its fantastical discoveries. I have known its courage in the timeless sanctum of my thoughts. And though it shuts me out with its dazzling forms, I long for one with the strength to roam it fearlessly, to ride the Devil’s Road through its […]

Dr. Elizabeth Miller on Dracula: “The Stuff of Nightmares”

Elizabeth Miller is recognized internationally for her expertise on Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula – its origins in folklore, literature and history, as well as its influence on the culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

The Writing of “In The Footsteps of Dracula: A Personal Journey and Travel Guide”

The essence of the vampire as an archetype, along with its long history within fiction and folklore, runs deeply through the current of how the world perceives the term. Whether an individual specifically subscribes to archetypal exploration (and the manifestation of archetype in practices such as psychodrama) or not, we believe it’s important to recognize all aspects beneath the layer of a word, an identifying term, with such a rich (and at times sordid) past. The following is a piece written by […]